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Revista Archivo Médico de Camagüey

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PEREZ ALVAREZ, Luis  and  HERNANDEZ VIDAL, Antonio. Infantile cerebral palsy: clinical characteristics and factors related to its attention. AMC [online]. 2008, vol.12, n.1. ISSN 1025-0255.

A descriptive study of 244 patient's carriers of infintile cerebral palsy that were attended in the rehabilitation consultation at the Pediatric Specialties Hospital of Camagüey was conducted. A predominance of the quadriparetic clinical form (58.60%) was shown, mental retardation was present in the 75% of the patients studied and the perinatal factors were considered at the 45.08% as the possible causal factor, the 50.40% of the ones that were evaluated did not carry out treatment of systematic form. It is important to continue investigating on the factors that characterize the behavior of this health problem, to be able to reduce its incident and to optimize the quality of the attention that is offered to the affected patients

Keywords : Cerebral paralysis [etiology]; patient care; child; mental retardation; rehabilitation; epidemiology descriptive.

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